Golden Eagle Softball Signs Rachel Schoenborn (Anchorage, Alaska) to a National Letter of Intent

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

sc00095686.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston head women's softball coach Mitch Bakken announced today the signing of Rachel Schoenborn from Anchorage, Alaska to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles during the 2010-11 season.

Schoenborn is a 5-4, infielder from East Anchorage High School in the Cook Inlet Conference. She is a two-time All-Conference First Team selection and a two-time state tournament All-Tournament team selection. Schoenborn was the leading hitter in the 2008 and 2009 state tournament and was selected as a 2009 state tournament player of the game. Following the 2008 season she was selected as a Triple Crown Sports All-American USA selection.

"Rachel brings a great attitude and a lot of potential to the Golden Eagle Softball program. She will add depth to our middle infield and add another left-handed bat to the lineup," says coach Bakken. "I look forward to working with Rachel and helping her develop into a solid Division II softball player at the University of Minnesota, Crookston."

Schoenborn plans to major in health sciences (pre-professional) at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She is the daughter of Paul and Janene Schoenborn.

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

All signees are contingent upon admission to the University of Minnesota, Crookston and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.